6230i or 6280

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Simple question really, which would you choose of these two phones?

Will be changing from a 6230 which I really like so the 6230i is a safe upgrade path, even if it doesn't offer much more than I currently have. OTOH I'm tempted by the 6280 as I quite like the look of it and the large screen but I'm a bit worried about the robustness of the slide mechanism.
 
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The 6230i is a great phone, but its old now and there isnt much to it. If your getting it on upgrade to a contract then I would get the most expensive phone you can, then sell it and pick up a 6230i on ebay or PAYG for dead cheap. If your getting it on PAYG then your getting a bargin.

Would you use a more advanced phone?
 
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I wouldn't use anything more advanced really and I'm going for a good cashback deal which means I'm limited to those models really.
 
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Vertigo1 said:
I wouldn't use anything more advanced really and I'm going for a good cashback deal which means I'm limited to those models really.

6230i on cash back is very good, what sort of deal you looking at atm. Just didnt want you go get ripped off thats all.
 
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OSPS are offering me a 6230i on O2 200m/100t with double mins & texts for 3 months at £30 per month on a 12 month contract with a total of £224.08 cashback over the term. Sound ok?
 
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MeatLoaf said:
Apparently the 6280 is bad, and the slide breaks quite easily.
Breaks scarily easily imo, plus the battery life is known to be poor.

Go for a 6230i, it's a decent phone and will be fine for you, as well as much more reliable than the 6280. Some great deals around for it too. I know I saw a few in CPW that were 12 months half price line rental with O2.
 
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I've got a 6280 and I've had it for a couple of months now. I've not had any problems with the slide, ofcourse it will break if you slide it with force, but if you're gentle like me, then you'll be fine. As for the battery life, mines actually pretty good, and I sometimes struggle to finish it off (I do full discharges before charging), and as long as it gets a 16-20 hour first charge, and a proper conditioning, the battery won't be much of a problem.
 
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